• Global survey of Grant Thornton International finds 1 in 4 senior business roles now held by women but pace of change is glacial

  • Proportion of senior roles held by women increased 1% from 2016, but up only 6% since start of research 13 years ago
  • Countries with highest proportion of senior roles held by women: Russia (47%), Indonesia (46%), Estonia (40%), Poland (40%) and Philippines (40%)
  • Countries with lowest proportion of senior roles held by women: Japan (7%), Argentina (15%), India (17%), Germany (18%), Brazil (19%) and United Kingdom (19%)
  • Proportion of senior business roles held by women in APAC rises from 23% in 2016 to 25% in 2017
  • Emerging APAC rises from 26% in 2016 to 29% in 2017, while developed APAC remains static at 13%
  • However, percentage of businesses with no women in senior management across APAC also rises, from 31% in 2016 to 35% in 2017.